Located adjacent to Fort Bliss, Purple Heart Elementary was named to honor the military families of El Paso. The idea that college begins in kindergarten led the district to gibe students experience in all subject areas of House Bill 5, which include STEM, business and industry, art and humanities, and public service. The district challenged us to design a building featuring adaptable spaces for a variety of instruction styles in a modern learning environment. Learning areas were designed to embrace the district's "open and transparent" instructional method featuring collaborative classrooms with operable walls to create a variety of instructional settings. This project was completed in association with GA Architects.
"The architects designed a building like no other! We all feel very lucky to get to walk the halls of this state-of-the-art school. They truly thought "outside the box" and designed a school that leaves everyone who sees it speechless. Every day you hear kids say just how much they love our school!"Jennifer Parker Principal, Purple Heart Elementary at Socorro ISD
2016 TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture
Community, Sustainability, and School Transformation